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Sap should be flowing!

by Don 3/29/2011 2:27:00 AM

Reviewing the upcoming forecast, we should have outstanding sap flows, particularly Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With a low pressure system approaching Sunday, we're optimistic for turbo flows with the vacuum system.

 

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Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 8:05am CDT

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First Syrup Available

by Don 3/25/2011 12:40:00 PM

Wait no longer!   The mild weather, perfect for the sap to flow, came to a screeching halt with lows in the single digits and highs in the 20's.  This gave us the opportunity to focus our attention on bottling.  Today we bottled Grade A dark amber syrup in plastic pints, quarts, half-gallons and gallons.  Grade B syrup, which has a more robust flavor, is available in quarts and gallons. Our order page will be updated shortly.

The Somerskogen plastic containers are BPA free, recyclable and easy to ship (less expensive and they don't break!). The jugs are made specifically for the maple industry to preserve the unique flavor of our maple syrup.

Syrup Season is Upon Us!

by Peter 3/20/2011 3:36:00 AM

Sap flows on Friday and Saturday were very strong.  There was a strong freeze Friday night with a nice warmup to about 46 degrees on Saturday.  The trees have finally awakened from their winter freeze and the sap flowed quickly all day and night.  Sunday morning we woke up to our 800 gallon bulk tank being completely filled with flow from the overnight hours, which is nearly unprecedented.  This means that we collected over 1 gallon of sap per taphole overnight.  Overnight temperatures stayed in the mid-30's, keeping the sap lines open.  Usually the sap will not keep flowing without both freezing and thawing but we think that since this is the first strong warm spell, the sap kept flowing.  So far we have collected over 2000 gallons of sap and processed much of it into syrup.  The syrup is a very tasty, dark amber.